advanced settings (was Re: [drupal-devel] advanced theme in core vs all in core.)

Larry Garfield larry at
Tue Sep 6 18:37:37 UTC 2005

The problem with a "list all variables" page is that it's VERY easy to get 
lazy about settings after that, and you end up with all of the useful or cool 
stuff there and only there, with no decent inline documentation.  It becomes 
the Windows Registry very very quickly. :-)

An admin/advanced page, if we include one, should still be a well-built and 
well-documented page, just listing less-used stuff.  Developers shouldn't 
have an "easy way out" of just throwing something into the advanced screen 
and forgetting about it.

On Tuesday 06 September 2005 11:24 am, Bèr Kessels wrote:
> What about a /admin/advanced which is a single page, listing ALL variables,
> similar to about:config in moz/ff.
> Op dinsdag 06 september 2005 17:24, schreef Adrian Rossouw:
> > On 06 Sep 2005, at 4:05 PM, Khalid B wrote:
> > > I am + 1 for an advanced settings tab for these less used options.
> >
> > The form API could theoretically be used to add an interface_level
> > property to each element, and just not show elements the user might
> > be confused by.
> Regards,
>  Bèr

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